Google Ads is still one of the best platforms that you can use to grow your business.
Primarily because it lets you reach the right people when they’re looking for whatever it is that you’re selling.
When they’re actively searching for keywords related to your content, your product, your services, you can be right then and there. But, a lot of people find it difficult to make their campaigns scale and become profitable.
So what should you do?
So the first thing I want you to do is to create in-depth remarketing audiences.
Did you know that the click-through rate for remarketing is roughly ten times higher than traditional advertising and CPCs costs are roughly two to a hundred X less? That’s a huge difference.
Not only is remarketing aspect super important, but adding detailed targeting to remarketing efforts makes it all better in terms of spending and conversions, AKA, you’ll get a better bang for the buck.
So set up campaigns for people who have already been to your site more than one time.
When you do that, that means that audience is already interested in your products or services.
So when you target them, they already got to know you. They’re much more likely to convert.
The next thing I want you to do is focus your efforts on longtail keywords.
When it comes to generalized keywords, they’re very competitive because everyday marketers want to go after them just because they have a high search volume. But they don’t always drive the highest quality of traffic.
A lot of marketers make the mistake of going after these keywords.
However, the money is in the longtail.
For example, the keyword diet plan has an SEO difficulty score of 52 and a paid difficulty score of 70 with a cost per click of $4.35 and a keyword volume of roughly 40,500 searches per month.
A long-tailed keyword version like a diet plan that’s low carb has an SEO difficulty of 21 and a paid difficulty of 42 with a cost per click of $1.58. The keyword volume is only 12,100 searches for the month but someone who searches that is looking for a specific diet plan and they’re much more likely to convert.
You’re probably thinking, hey, the diet plan has a much higher search volume so I want to go after that. But what you’ll find is you’re going to get a lot of irrelevant clicks that don’t convert versus going more specific.
Start off by going more specific and going after longtail phrases because you tend to generate more sales from that, and in many cases, those keywords have a lower cost per click even though they can make you more money.
The next thing, you shouldn’t be afraid of using exclusions. Exclusions are a great way to find a hyper-focused audience that’s more likely to convert and give you a bigger bang for the buck.
So let’s say your audience doesn’t fall into a category with people of high income. You can exclude people with higher incomes.
It really is that simple.
There are a lot of different targeting elements with Google AdWord and also Facebook. Don’t be afraid to use them because they’re your friend.
It allows you to spend your money with the people who are more likely to convert into a customer versus the people who aren’t.
The next thing I want you to do is to test different locations. Creating audiences based on a location is one of the easiest ways to create a segment. I can’t even tell you how many people just use the default settings, but this is a big mistake.
Now, there are three ways that you can target a location in an ad campaign.
- One, you can go after a location-based keyword.
- Two, you can geotarget to a radius on your ad segment,
- three, you can do both.
You want to try a mixture of all of them to see if you can generate the most sales. And when you do that, you’ll weed out a lot of people that was never the right customer for you in the first place.
Next, I want you to add extensions to your ad. Adding extensions is one of the most sure-fire ways to get more clicks because they take up more real estate and serves.
There are many different ways that you can add extensions to your site. You can add more information about specific pages on your site or you can list things like products, prices, sales, phone numbers, the list go on and on.
According to Google themselves, adding extensions can increase click-throughs by roughly 10-15%.
Next, I want you to implement UTM tracking. Tracking campaigns and their performance is incredibly essential to running an ad campaign strategy.
Look, if you’re not tracking the performance how do you know what’s working and what’s not?
Using UTM codes is a great, easy way to keep track of what’s doing well and what’s not. And if you don’t know how to code, don’t worry.
Using Google’s URL builder tool, you can literally create UTM codes per page in less than 30 seconds. You can easily track the performance of any of your campaigns in Google Analytics.
You don’t even need to be a developer for this.
Next, I want you to start running ads on your competitor keywords. This is one of the most simplest and practical ways that you can see a really good ROI.
Using tools like SEMrush, Ahrefs, and MOZ Pro.
you can see all the keywords your competitors are ranking for and are getting traffic for. You can also put your competitor’s brand name into SEMrush, Ahrefs, and MOZ Pro.
If you need help with your paid ads, check out our ad agency, Waffle Bytes.
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